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Q: Was Ciri a mere househelper/caregiver or a common-law wife?
It is fascinating to note, here, that in 1939 Professor Willis outlined strikingly similar interpretive (and constitutional) developments occurring in Canada where the courts, in the absence of a bill of rights or even a constitutional separation of powers, 'used their power of statutory interpretation and their control of the prerogative writs to establish a common-law Bill of Rights.
As Robert Leckey says, "scholars differ when defining common-law constitutionalism and classifying the research done under its banner.
The challenge to include common-law spouses was made by defence counsel, acting for their clients whose common-law spouses were compelled to testify as Crown witnesses in a first-degree murder trial.
He compares the lawmaking process by the Roman jurisconsults to the common-law judge that Hayek describes in LLL.
FN2:) Summary judgment, dismissing so much of plaintiff's complaint as alleged violations of Labor Law [section][section] 200 and 241 (6) and common-law negligence, was granted in the property owners' favor.
Judges make the common law and apply it, giving them a large measure of control over the resolution of common-law disputes.
on Thursday, January 13, 1938, Bessie Walker fatally stabbed Rogers Matthews, her common-law husband.
Pejovich distinguishes common law and civil law, arguing that precedents and the fear of being overturned by a higher court constrain common-law judges, whereas in civil-law countries, being faithful to the laws that legislators enact and the threat of reversal by a higher court constrain the judges' behavior.
the workers' compensation scheme would no longer represent 'a reasonable trade off of workers' common-law tort rights.
directly on the common-law rule discussed below in Part III, explaining
In summary, we need not decide whether the FSIA applies to a former official of a foreign government (a close and interesting question), because if the FSIA does not apply, a former official may still be immune under common-law principles that pre-date, and survive, the enactment of the FSIA.
The routine practice of e-mail forwarding violates principles of common-law copyright regardless of what the Federal Copyright Act says.
common-law readings of the term best accords with the overall